Head Start

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to full-time and part-time employment, there are a variety of ways you can take part in our mission of service to the poor and vulnerable. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities and Internships with Catholic Charities.

Employment listings are updated weekly. Last Update: August 23, 2019

TO APPLY:
Email your resume and cover letter to ccanohr@ccano.org.
You may also fax this information to (504) 310-6945.
Please include the job title and program in your subject line.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans has openings for the following positions.
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CIARA INDEPENDENT LIVING

Maintenance Worker (Part-time)
Responsible for: cleaning grounds and provide basic maintenance for Ciara Independent Living apartments.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide basic maintenance to three apartment complexes.
  • Clean grounds and maintain lawn and other greenery.
  • Clean Ciara Independent office space on a weekly basis.
  • Respond first to damaged property; assess whether outside vendor needs to be called for repairs.
  • Assist/coach residents with maintaining clean apartments.
  • Prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner.
  • Handle basic communication with contractors.
  • Preform weekly/monthly property inspections.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a basic knowledge of apartment maintenance. Must have reliable transportation and able to travel to all three complexes. High school diploma required.

CORNERSTONE BUILDERS

Re-entry Case Manager
CCANO is seeking to hire a re-entry case manager for the Cornerstone Builders Program. The case manager will be responsible for wraparound services for a caseload of formerly incarcerated persons to help facilitate re-entry and to address barriers which impact recidivism. 3-5 years of case management or background in criminal justice or probation and parole; Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or similar field preferred.

DEAF ACTION CENTER

PRN Sign Language Interpreter
The sign language interpreter is responsible for facilitating and maintains a means of communication between the deaf, hard of hearing, interpreters, service providers and hearing individuals.

Know/How:

This position requires a hearing individual Qualified in American Sign Language, capable of Interpreting in the deaf community.

It requires the ability to communicate (interpret) effectively in the following fields. . Medical, Mental Health, Community, Occupational, Governmental, Educational, and Personal.

It requires the ability to communicate effectively with the Administrator, Interpreter Coordinator, and Service Providers, both deaf and hearing individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidate will be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma/GED, will have submitted completed application forms and required documentation to Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (if certified). Abide by state laws, rules and regulations, and abide by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Code of Professional Conduct. Candidate must have Drivers License, Insurance and dependable, reliable means of transportation to and from assignments.

Principal Activities:

Interprets American Sign Language to spoken English (sign to voice interpreting), spoken English to American Sign Language (voice to sign language), manual English to spoken English (sign to voice transliterating), spoke English to manual English (voice to sign transliterating), oral interpreting/transliterating (voice), and tactile interpreting, transliterating (for the deaf-blind)

Responsible for submitting interpreting invoices for billing purposes on bi weekly basis.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ESL/Citizenship Site Facilitator
The CCANO Pathway to Citizenship Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing naturalization application services and citizenship instruction services under a two-year grant funded by the Department of Homeland Security. The project managers’ responsibilities include: ensuring compliance and reporting with grant and agency requirements/policies, program development, tracking of services rendered and data reporting in table and narrative formats, ensuring allocation of program income and grant funding is in compliance with budget, conducting community outreach, supervising staff and volunteers, assisting with grant application/revisions, and other tasks as necessary. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise citizenship instruction services, including: managing 2 citizenship instructors,  organizing site locations and scheduling of  quarterly classes, assisting with student enrollment, recruiting volunteer instructors and keeping track of volunteer hours, ordering supplies, advertising and community outreach to ensure target enrollment is reached, providing general support to instructors (including feedback on instruction performance, working with instructors on plans for student retention and organizing opportunities for personnel training);
  • Supervise naturalization application services, including: grant compliance with respect to performance outcomes to ensure that target numbers of clients are screened for naturalization eligibility and target numbers of naturalization applications are submitted each quarter, providing general support to BIA Reps (including conducting quarterly case file review to ensure compliance with grant requirements and ensuring phone calls are returned and appointments are scheduled in a timely manner);
  • Public relations and community outreach (including organization of workshops as needed), including: preparing and disseminating informational fliers on citizenship classes and the naturalization process, brochures on community resources; advertising on local media outlets; conducting outreach in partnership with other community agencies and at community events that target the population of LPRs eligible to naturalize;
  • Recruit and supervise volunteers, including: ensuring volunteers are trained and that their hours are tracked, ensuring that each citizenship instructor has the assistance of at least one volunteer every quarter, recruiting volunteers to assist with clerical work and schedule appointments for naturalization application services;
  • Collect data on naturalization and citizenship instruction services, and submit Quarterly and Final Performance Reports. Quarterly Performance Reports include completion of a report data table and narrative report focusing on: program accomplishments, progress and challenges meeting goals, staff and organizational development activities, student assessment and progress, outreach activities, volunteer recruitment and training, staff changes and promising practices. The final performance report shall include cumulative quantitative data, program accomplishments and challenges, and any promising practices related to provision of naturalization services;
  • Ensure that program income and grant funding is allocated according to budget.
  • Ensure good communication with funding agency, facilitate site visits, and prepare new grant proposals as needed.
ESL Site Facilitator (PRN)
The Site Facilitator will have many duties, including the general coordination of all of the classes at their site(s).  They will be responsible for registering incoming students and volunteers, administering pre- and post-tests, and collecting any donations.  The Site Facilitator will also need to check-in with volunteer and/or paid teachers every day to ensure that they have everything that they need and that they are following all policies and procedures.  If an instructor is absent for any reason, the Site Facilitator will be responsible for making a decision to either combine classes or teach the class.  Site Facilitators will be required to participate in an orientation and be trained in administering standardized assessments, filling out registration forms, and be comfortable observing other teachers as well as giving feedback and modeling best teaching practices.  They will be required to attend staff meetings each semester and maintain a working relationship with the ESL Program Manager, who will assist them with any issues that may arise. High School Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting ESL Program Manager with management of student and volunteer files, tests, maintaining inventory of books and classroom supplies
  • Collecting sign in sheets and lesson plans
  • Maintaining positive, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners such as churches and universities
  • Publishing promotional fliers in English and other languages
  • Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective students and volunteers
  • Completing data entry of student attendance and testing results on an accurate and timely basis.

Requirements for position

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and willingness to work with speakers of other languages. Bilingual candidates with the ability to perform the following tasks in Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese encouraged to apply:
    • Explain the program, class times and enrollment options in person and over the phone
    • Assist students as they fill out registration forms
    • Make general announcements and refer students to other social services as needed
  • Attendance at mandatory trainings, including some evenings/weekends. Successful participation in professional development as required by funders, including in person and online trainings such as WorkReady U Instructor Certification Course and CASAS test administrator training
  • Ability to pass background check and drug test per Catholic Charities’ requirements
  • Computer skills (email, Word, excel, google drive, etc.)
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and maintain a positive attitude in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to the position
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Attend mandatory CCANO orientation for new employees (takes place on Monday mornings); complete Safe Environment training as required by HR policy.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Time Commitment: Part time, 12-16 hours per week
ESL Success Coach
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) has been offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for over 15 years.  ESL classes are offered to adults in the greater metropolitan region.  The position involves regular travel to sites in Greater New Orleans area.  The ESL Success Coach reports directly to the ESL Program Manager. Individual will coordinate testing operations, ensure that program staff are compliant with grant and agency policies and procedures, assist in developing clear and streamlined testing protocols, oversee testing, and conduct individualized assessment, goal planning and on-going coaching to ensure client success.

Essential Job Responsibilities May Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Conduct comprehensive career counseling services with each client to establish desired goals/outcomes and follow-up as needed;
  • Administer and keep records of CASAS pre- and post-tests to measure and asses ESL literacy gains;
  • Develop and manage relationships with partner agencies and community-based organizations in order to make proper referrals;
  • Manage appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organize, maintain, and update clients’ case files in software;
  • Manage implementation of CASAS test preparation with teachers and clients;
  • Maintain communication with clients, volunteers, and staff
  • Maintain thorough records of progress, contacts, and client goals and outcomes;
  • Assisting with special projects and other tasks, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Available to work evenings (most classes run 6:00 to 8:30 PM) and occasional weekends;
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required. Proficiency in Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, French or other languages valued;
  • BS/BA with background in social work, business, Latin American/Middle Eastern/World Studies, or related field from an accredited institution preferred;
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in ESL/adult education
  • Experience with CASAS eTests a plus or must be willing to learn the database/software;
  • Creative, committed, flexible, team player attitude, energetic, willingness to accept the challenges of the challenging and rewarding workload
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of refugee adults and families; must maintain strict confidentiality regarding all client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Access to reliable personal transportation required.
Literacy & Workforce Coordinator
CCANO’s English as a Second Language (ESL) is an English language study program for non-native speakers. Our goal is to help improve students’ English literacy so they can become confident and successful in their life goals and as members of the community.

Essential Job Responsibilities:  In order to increase the capacity of Catholic Charities’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program, the Literacy & Workforce Coordinator will be asked to manage CCANO’s literacy programming for immigrants, as well as supervise and coordinate staff who are involved in this programming.  Work will focus initially on strengthening and sustaining the Family Literacy project, which aims to increase that accessibility of English literacy services by providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to intergenerational learning. Family literacy programs address the literacy needs of both adults and children with the understanding that different generations have varying educational needs that intersect and diverge in dynamic ways.  This involves:

  • Utilizing evidence-based literacy strategies to develop a curriculum that provides ESL instruction to adults and children in both separate and combined settings;
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing a range of effective and innovative literacy & workforce practices through individualized, classroom-based support to ESL learners and various activities such as:
    • individual discussions (informal and formal);
    • coaching sessions;
    • demonstration lessons with pre- and post-discussion/analysis;
    • study groups;
    • staff meetings; and
    • professional development programs
  • Expanding job readiness programming and developing curriculum for soft skills and/or create vocational tracks
  • Evaluating student success and assisting with placing students in appropriate intervention and support services;
  • Supervise Americorps VISTA Member(s) and Success Coach; Supporting the Americorps VISTA Member in recruiting, training, and managing volunteers;
  • Collect and analyze individual progress data and develop action plans in response to determined student needs as well as monitor intervention effectiveness and progress;
  • Developing and conducting the monitoring and evaluation of program data, and completing reports as needed;
  • Developing and managing relationships with partner agencies, universities, and community-based organizations;
  • Assisting with job fairs as needed;
  • Working closely with the Program Manager and other tasks as needed or assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, or related field from an accredited institution preferred;   
  • Project management experience preferred; 
  • Classroom instruction experience preferred, classroom management/presentation/facilitation skills valued;
  • Fully bilingual (English-Spanish or English-Arabic) candidates required.  Proficiency in other languages valued;
  • Cultural competence and a good understanding of diverse immigrant populations, as well as sensitivity to the special needs of multi-cultural immigrant children, adults, and families;
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to maintaining effective and professional work relationships;
  • Strong management and organizational skills, in particular time management and multi-tasking;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and maintain professionalism and confidentiality;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.  Facility with database use required.

Program Manager
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) has been offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for over 25 years. ESL classes are offered to adults in the greater metropolitan region. The position is located in Metairie with regular travel to sites in New Orleans. The ESL Program Manager reports directly to the Director of Immigration and Refugee Services.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Relevant experience in ESL/adult education
  • Demonstrated managerial skills
  • Confident in ability to speak, present and answer phones in Spanish and English (preferred)
  • Must have demonstrated speaking and writing skills in English
  • Creative, committed, flexible, team player attitude, energetic, willingness to accept the challenges of the challenging and rewarding workload
  • Must be available to work evenings (most classes run 6:00 to 8:30 PM) and occasional weekends (volunteer training and professional development, 2-4 times per year)

Selected Candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Ensure compliance to requirements of funding
  • Enter or supervise entry of all data and manage required database(s). Familiarity with database a plus, otherwise must be willing to learn and master database(s)
  • Develop program sections and calendar for all ESL sites
  • Recruit and train at least 30 Volunteer Teachers per semester; supervise the collection of their time sheets and adherence to the curriculum, policies and procedures
  • Recruit and train 60-70 Service Learners and 4-6 interns per semester; supervise the collection of their time sheets and adherence to the curriculum, policies and procedures
  • Substitute teach or sub for Site Facilitators/Lead Teachers as needed
  • Create registration packets and coordinate intake for incoming ESL students, including administering pre- and post-tests. Train new staff regarding the administration of the assessments, and maintain communication with the testing manufacturer to remain in compliance with any updates to the assessments. Current assessment: CASAS eTests
  • Maintain receipts and inventory for all ESL sites, purchase ESL books, tests, and classroom supplies, and coordinate the delivery of the necessary supplies to the staff at each site
  • Supervise collection of donations and deposit money orders from ESL students
  • Manage ESL staff employee timesheets
  • Manage and oversee ESL Site Facilitators and data entry personnel; oversee any AmeriCorps members
  • Develop and update ESL curriculum for all levels of adult learners
  • Interact with and refer clients to other social services and education providers
  • Follow up with potential clients who make inquiries about adult education services; follow up with enrolled clients who are absent or report barriers to attendance/completion
  • Work directly with supervisors/funding representatives to attend and facilitate necessary training and professional development
  • Schedule and facilitate ESL staff meetings at least twice per year
  • Make sure all sites, staff and volunteers are in accordance with all policies and procedures for CCANO and funding requirements
  • Maintain records of professional development for all staff (trainings, certifications, conferences, etc.)
  • Maintain an open line of communication and develop a good rapport with all community partners/collaborators
  • Sustain and improve program quality by analyzing data and communicating findings with key staff and volunteers
  • Maintain working relationships with local churches, schools, and universities, to ensure mutually beneficial partnerships and stay up to date on best practices of volunteer engagement
  • Collaborate with Development office on funding proposals, grant writing and coordinate grant reporting

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jward@ccano.org and include in the subject line: ESL- Program Manager.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES/ FOOD FOR SENIORS

CDL Driver (Baton Rouge)
Responsible for activities related to delivery of commodity foods; assists in other activities related to receiving , storing, packing and delivering food, as needed; may assist serving participants at food sites; works with diverse groups of people. Position requires frequent lifting and moving; must be able to lift 50 lbs. High school diploma or equivalent, one year driving experience preferred. Needs to read and write legibly and use math skills. Must have medical exam and pass initial and random drug/alcohol screening. Valid Louisiana CDL license required. Need for Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Packer
Responsible for packing food boxes for participants and recording inventory of stored food items.  Packers on mobile crew are also responsible for assisting in the loading and unloading of vehicles. Must be able to lift at least 40 pound boxes. High school diploma /GED preferred.  Need to read and write legibly with basic math skills.

HEAD START

Early Head Start Teacher
The Early Head Start Teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director. The Early Head Start Teacher will be responsible for the organization of classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled including the provision of activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of infant and toddler growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  2. Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  4. Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  5. Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  6. Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  7. Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  8. Ability to work in another position when needed.
  9. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

Infant Toddler CDA credential with three years Early Childhood experience and ability to work continuously toward an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Complete and submit lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to procedures, including IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) goals and objectives as needed.
  • Create a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Implement approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Prepare materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Ensure that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Gather, maintain and review data toward Outcomes and School Readiness Goals three times per year in Teaching Strategies Gold according to program calendar.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Complete daily experience sheets for each child throughout the day to keep parents informed about their child’s diapering, nap and feeding schedules.
  • Provide transition activities for each child according to procedure for children moving from room to room as well as into Head Start.
  • Provide a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Ensure that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Promote and respect children and families’ culture by providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Ensure that all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child are conducted/completed according to program calendar and policies and procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffings to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Utilize computer and Child Plus program to enter, maintain and monitor data for record-keeping and tracking purposes according to program calendar.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Mentor substitutes and volunteers.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check emails a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties, as assigned.

Early Head Start Teacher Aide
The Head Start Teacher Aide works under the supervision of the Head Start Teacher. The Head Start Teacher Aide assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled. The Head Start Teacher Aide assists in planning, with the supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge & Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to fill in for the Head Start teacher when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run; Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect

Minimum Qualifications:

CDA certification or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field preferred. Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Assist in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into Child Plus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.

Other duties, as assigned.

Food Tech
 The Food Technician is responsible for guaranteeing that the children are served nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals and snacks. It is the Food Technician’s responsibility to prepare these meals and snacks by methods that maintain high nutrient levels and that are sanitary. It is also the Food Technician’s duty to deliver meals to the classroom ready for family style meal service and suitable for the children’s age and development. The Food Technician purchases all food and supplies necessary with the assistance of the Lead Food Technician and keeps records required by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Grantee. This position involves extensive organizing, problem solving, record keeping, and time management.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and prepares foods in accordance with Head Start Food Service Policy, Menus and Recipes.
  • Purchases food and supplies necessary to prepare the planned menus for the number of enrolled children and program staff.
  • Plans meals far enough ahead to minimize the need for food substitutions; when substitutions are necessary, with prior approval, purchases and serves food of equivalent nutritional value. With guidance from the Nutritionist, modifies menus for children’s field trips; notes all modifications and substitutes on posted menu and for CACFP records.
  • Prepares meals and snacks in such a way that a minimum of nutrients are lost from foods, that ensure foods taste good and look appealing, and that there are ample amounts of foods for children to have as many servings as they need.
  • Maintains established standards of sanitation, safety and food preparation and storage as set by the local and state health departments; maintains an orderly, sanitary, and safe kitchen.
  • With the guidance of the contracted Nutritionist, modifies menus and recipes and prepares foods to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers and the medical and feeding needs of children with disabilities or food allergies.
  • Delivers foods from the kitchen to the classrooms (if necessary) ready to be served as suitable for the children’s age and development.
  • Maintains cost control, budget and inventory systems based on CAFCP procedures including records of food production, service and attendance.
  • Assures the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identifies equipment needs for food preparation and service and assists in purchasing as needed.
  • Assists teachers with developing food activities for the children in the classroom.
  • Proper clothing, shoes and hair restraints according to Health Department Standards are to be worn daily.
  • Cooperates with and participates in nutrition education activities for staff, parents and children.
  • Participates in all emergency drills and environmental safety activities.
  • Attends and participates in grantee-sponsored trainings, center pre-service and in-service trainings, and other continuing education, career and professional development opportunities.
  • Participates in the agency’s self-evaluation process and grantee monitoring visits and complies with any applicable Program Improvement Plans developed.
  • Participates in general staff meetings and other meetings and events planned by the grantee and delegate agency as requested.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Education:

It is preferred that the Food Technician have course work and training in foods, nutrition and/or dietetics and a high school diploma/GED. It is also preferred that the Food Technician possess a current Safe Serve Certificate at the time of hiring or willing to secure one. A commitment to secure continuing education related to employment with the Agency is required.

Experience:

Possess knowledge of the principles and practices and current state of child nutrition and of the eating habits of the children served in the program. Demonstrated skills in preparing these foods in a nutritious, good tasting and appealing manner. Experience in child food service preparation and management desirable. Knowledge of CACFP requirements also desirable. Knowledge of the challenges and strengths of low-income and migrant families. Effective oral and written communication skills commensurate with the responsibilities of the position are required.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to pass a physical exam every two years and a TB test yearly. Must be able to comply with background check, including fingerprints, as required by the agency and/or Louisiana’s Licensing Agency.  Visual acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed.  Manual dexterity sufficient to: use kitchen utensils and equipment, wash dishes, operate office equipment including, but not limited to, the telephone & copier, and use hand writing materials to prepare reports and documentation. Must have effective organizational, problem solving, time management and analytical skills. Must be able to travel periodically to trainings. Ability to learn and comprehend information from trainings, manuals, and other materials. Ability to calculate to determine number of meals to be served and to adjust recipes and serving portions. Must be able to physically move through grocery stores, the center and classrooms. Ability to lift 55 pounds is required. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff & clients desirable. Must possess personal qualifications including: emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of Head Start, respect for children and adults from various cultures and backgrounds, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene, and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.

Interpreter (Part-time)
The Translator works under the supervision of the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Coordinator. The employee may be assigned to perform duties to include translation between Families and CCANO staff members and community agencies and partners. When in the classroom, the employee will conduct themselves in such a way so that all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development Practices are adequately met. The employee will serve the agency by setting appointments with staff and families and also as needed.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of early childhood growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English and Spanish with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to work in another position when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma with three years Early Childhood experience and ability to communicate proficiently in English and Spanish. 

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as a translator in both English and Spanish.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
Special Education Assistant Teacher
 The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher works under the supervision of the Disabilities Coordinator and along with Head Start Teacher in classroom.  The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled.  The Head Start Special Education Assistant Teacher assists in planning, with supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction as stated on an IEP and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to fill in the Head Start teacher when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, bend, walk, talk, hear, use hands to grip and type, reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces, climb stairs, run, must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen or authorized alien.
  • Minimum age 20 years.
  • Associate Degree (or higher) or 2 years of college credit (48 semester hours minimum; to include English Composition hours, to include English/Reading  6 hours, Special Education Courses – 6 hours, and Mathematics – 9 hours) or Para Pro Assessment results (minimum score of 450) and high school diploma.
  • Willingness to meet and complete certification standards that have been set by the Louisiana State Department of Education and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Head Start Program within one year of being hired.
  • Effective oral and written expression.
  • Previous experience and ability to work with special education students across multiple environments.
  • CDA certification.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plans in the classroom daily.
  • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
  • Use screening, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into ChildPlus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of two times daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-services as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular Attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Substitute Teacher Aide (PRN)
Function: The substitute teacher works under the supervision of the Center Director. The employee will work on an “as needed” basis subject to being called in on short notice by the Center Director.  The employee may be called to perform duties to include classroom assisting, nutrition, custodial, and clerical. If in the classroom, the employee will manage the classroom in such a way so that all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development Practices are adequately met. The employee will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. If in the kitchen, the employee will prepare food as planned by the Nutrition Coordinator/Consultant and assist in the implementation of family style service of meals, as well as the modification of menus according to the special dietary needs of children. If acting as a custodian, the employee will follow the regular cleaning schedule/duties.

Required Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of early childhood growth and development, as well as Early Childhood Education and best practices.
  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and the internet.
  • Knowledge of special needs of families and aware of ways to effectively communicate and assist them.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to work in another position when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or CDA with three years Early Childhood experience.  Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

Classroom Duties

  • Use the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children
  • Follow lesson plans already created by permanent classroom teacher. (For short-term substitutes.)
  • Complete lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups including IEP/IFSP goals and objectives as needed. (For long-term Substitutes.)
  • Collect anecdotal notes on children. (For long-term Substitutes)
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Follow the balanced daily schedule of child initiated and adult directed activities.
  • Continue any modifications that are made to include children with special needs.
  • Provide experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Communicate effectively with families during daily contact at the center.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow-up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required time frame.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns.
  • Ensure that sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily.
Teacher's Aide (St. Paul)
The Head Start Teacher Aide works under the supervision of the Head Start Teacher.  The Head Start Teacher Aide assists with organizing classroom space and equipment to meet the individual needs of children enrolled.  The Head Start Teacher Aide assists in planning, with the supervisory staff members activities in all areas reflecting Early Childhood Development practices, which will encourage children to: initiate activities, solve problems, explore, experiment, question and learn by doing. 

Required Knowledge & Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate proficiently in English with children, families, staff and community agencies and partners.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction and make mathematical computations and tabulations accurately.
  • Ability to operate modern office equipment (computer, fax, scanner, copier).
  • Ability to operate the internet, Microsoft office, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to fill in for the Head Start teacher when needed.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; stoop; bend; walk; talk; hear; use hands to grip, type; reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to stand or walk on uneven surfaces; climb stairs; run; Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to be a mandated reporter for suspected child abuse or neglect

Minimum Qualifications:

CDA certification or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field preferred. Proven proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure classroom activities (including transitions) are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure classroom interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy.
  • Ensure playground interactions are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as aligned with the Head Start Philosophy/Licensing Regulations.
  • Assist with the creation/implementation of lesson plans that reflect planning for individuals, small and large groups according to Policies and Procedures, including IEP goals and objectives as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist in creating a sense of community in the classroom through relationship building and allowing children to complete routine tasks.
  • Assist in implementing approved weekly lesson plan in the classroom daily.
  • Assist in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities.
  • Assist with ensuring that Teaching Strategies Gold reflects accurate information on each child.
  • Assist with the Creative Curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment for all children.
  • Use screenings, ongoing assessments, information from parents and other staff to meet the learning needs of each child.
  • Assist in the provision of a daily balanced schedule of child initiated and adult initiated activities.
  • Assist in ensuring that modifications are made to include children with special needs.
  • Assist with providing experiences and learning materials that are representative of children’s cultures.
  • Learn and express key words in children’s home language.
  • Assist with all screenings, assessments, and observations on each child according to program calendar and Policies and Procedures; ensuring all required information is contained in each child’s file.
  • Ensure classroom compliance with State Licensing Regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), and agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in child staffing to discuss strengths, needs and goals for children and families.
  • Assist with entering and reviewing all documentation into Child Plus and TSG according with program calendar and Policies and Procedures.
  • Monitor classroom and playground for health and safety concerns according to procedures.
  • Establish effective communication with families through monthly calendars, newsletters, home visits and parent/teacher conferences.
  • Complete daily health inspections and follow up documentation.
  • Complete and submit accident reports in the required timeframe.
  • Ensure sanitation, hygiene procedures and health practices are strictly adhered to daily and assist in the daily maintenance of the classroom.
  • Ensure CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) score for classroom is at or above established program threshold.
  • Ensure family style dining.
  • Check email a minimum of 2x daily.
  • Submit accurate and timely employee time, attendance and mileage reports.
  • Secure and document in-kind contributions, volunteer time, and community support.
  • Attend training and in-service as assigned.
  • Ensure all paperwork is accurate and submitted timely.
  • Adheres to Agency’s HS/EHS confidentiality policy, professional ethics and standards, demonstrating work habits which comply with agency personnel policies and procedures.
  • Regular attendance and timely arrival to assigned work site.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

HEALTH GUARDIANS

Associate Director of Client Services - Navigator
Health Guardians (HG) is a national award-winning, innovative case management program established with the support of Emergency Room physicians. This position provides the opportunity for collaborating with local physicians and health system administrators. HG currently works in partnership with community clinics and a major hospital to reduce Emergency Room utilization.

The Associate Director of Client Services – Navigator is a member of the management team and shares responsibilities for promoting the program in the community, supporting quality improvement initiative s and applying for grants. The Associate Director of Client Services – Navigator will also assist in spearheading business sustainability efforts, managing the daily operations of the program, monitoring budgets, and submitting quarterly reports required by funders and data management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires professional knowledge and skills sufficient to implement and evaluate program functioning and to stimulate program development. Utilizes excellent judgment, decision-making, and communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with diverse populations, flexibility in work hours and a willingness to work in community and client home settings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably Masters in Public Health and 3-5 years of relevant data management experience. The Associate Director of Client Services – Navigator must have analytical work experience and have

Experience with high need vulnerable patient populations and healthcare systems. The Associate Director of Client Services – Navigator must also have experience in overseeing non-clinical operations as well as recent experience with direct chronic disease patient navigation services. A valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and automotive insurance is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists Program Director to establish and maintain relationships with health providers and social service providers in the community.
  • Maintains a caseload of -20 clients.
  • Administers client needs assessments & work with clients to address barriers to care.
  • Determines resource eligibility & coordinate the appropriate social services.
  • Files state health insurance coverage and social service resource applications.
  • Coordinates clients ‘ medical appointments and facilitates communication among multiple providers.
  • Attends some client medical appointments as needed (may involve travel; mileage will be reimbursed).
  • Provides health education and health lifestyle coaching for individual clients.
  • Attends and participates in case discussions during the Health Guardian’s care team meetings.
  • Collects and analyzes client inpatient and emergency department utilization data as needed.
  • Audit data fields on a weekly basis. Assuring data entry quality and standardization is occurring throughout all provider agencies.
  • Observe Privacy Act and confidentiality Follow policies and guidelines for all grant resources.
  • Collaborate with Program Director to compose, transcribe, and type data reports and other documents as requested or as required to fulfill requirements of the program.
  • Generate data related correspondence and disburse as needed.
  • Monitor all data problems to ensure resolution within 60 days.
  • Assist program director in development of program and data entry guidance for program.
  • Audit all closed and transferred cases to ensure compliance with case closure strategy.
  • Conduct data analysis on requested indicators, data mining for modeling and predictive program behavior, and thematic analysis on qualitative data.
  • Submit progress reports in a timely manner.
  • Input data into databases such as Client Track and GNOHIE.
  • Collect GNOHIE reports and share information with GNOHIE.
  • Participate in meetings, conference calls, and trainings as requested by the Program Director
  • Maintain open communication with Program Director and funders.
  • Work as a cooperative team member with the management agency team.
  • Participates in community partners collaborative meetings.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Program Director.

HUMAN RESOURCES

HR Clerk
The HR Clerk performs a variety of day-to-day HR duties on a professional level. Some of the responsibilities include, but are not limited to, ordering supplies, record keeping, data entry, maintaining employee records, protecting confidential and sensitive information, and providing administrative support on various projects and departmental functions.

Essential Functions

  • Screens and distributes incoming mail.
  • Maintains personnel records; performs data entry of pertinent personnel information, maintains complete and secure hardcopy records, ensures proper documentation is maintained, and formulates basic queries and reports.
  • Tracks performance documentation is maintained, and formulates basic queries and reports. Tracks performance appraisals and provides reminders to supervisory staff.
  • Completes E-Verify, monthly reports and order supplies.
  • Conducts reference verifications where required.
  • Completes quarterly audits.
  • Other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.
  • Ensures proper documentation is maintained in files.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced & ministry oriented environment.
  • Works as part of a team, as well as complete assignments independently.
  • Maintains a professional, compassionate and welcoming attitude toward managers, co-workers, and visitors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

High School Diploma required. Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.  Requires knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets applications. Requires two years of clerical or administrative experience. Requires the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.  Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationship with co-workers. Ability to apply basic skills relative to office administration. Must possess personal qualities related to respect for the rights and confidentiality of others.

HR Representative
The HR Representative will assist in development, implementation and conducting of training programs. These include new and existing, skill-specific and job-specific training programs. This individual will provide training and support for the personnel of the 38 diverse programs of Catholic Charities, ANO. The HR Representative will be responsible for facilitation of varied and flexible curriculums, which are customer-responsive, quality driven and mission focused. Minimum of two years training delivery experience necessary. Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required.  CPR/First Aid Trainer preferred. 

IMMIGRATION SERVICES

Administrative Assistant
General Administrative Support:  Provide and coordinate administrative and operational support to program staff, ensure that program staff are compliant with grant and agency policies and procedures, assist in developing clear and streamlined program protocols, oversee special project tasks and programmatic activities, and monitor deadlines.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to: English/Spanish interpretation and translation, assisting staff in document review and other aspects of case preparation; conducting intakes; drafting certain documents and forms for review; corresponding with clients by phone, email and in person; managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organize, maintain, and update clients’ case files and records in physical filing case management software; data entry; mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.  Schedule and coordinate meetings as required. Maintain records.  Assist with preparation of progress and financial reports and budgeting as needed.   Coordinate purchasing; obtain quotes, submits orders, and processes invoice transmittals, including travel/mileage reimbursements.  Assist with supervision of building operations. Other tasks may also be assigned to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills.
  • Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and develop creative solutions is desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.
Attorney
The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court.

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor Degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and jsearcy@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

Immigration Representative
The Immigration Representative is accredited to practice immigration law by the Department of Justice.

The Immigration Representative will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them before USCIS in applications for legal status, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief. If/when fully accredited, the Immigration Representative may also represent clients in immigration removal proceedings and represent clients in immigration court. The Immigration Representative will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, screening and assessing eligibility for legal relief, develop legal defense strategies, client communication, relevant research, drafting legal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, and potentially drafting court motions and orders, advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court.

Additionally, the Immigration Representative will:

  • Support Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case.
  • Serve as a translator/interpreter in English and Spanish for legal forms, certificates, and declarations as well as legal interpretation at court hearings, government interviews, and with pro bono attorneys.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling and other legal outreach to clients and the community.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Participate in relevant trainings, and will provide specialized trainings to staff and external parties, including attorneys.
  • Other tasks include managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and document collection; organizing, maintaining, and updating clients’ case files and records in physical files and case management software; payment collection/invoicing (for non-pro bono cases); mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills. Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and legal issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt).

Legal Assistant
Catholic Charities Immigration Services, a nonprofit organization, is seeking an Immigration Legal Assistant.  The Legal Assistant will support the Immigration Attorneys to prepare various aspects of a client’s immigration case, and is expected to train for accreditation to practice immigration law as an immigration representative by the Department of Justice.  Legal Assistants also serve as interpreters in English and Spanish.

Responsibilities include: Prepare applications for legal relief, conduct legal intakes, screening and assessing eligibility for legal relief, develop legal defense strategies, draft legal statements, and assist attorneys in document review and all aspects of case preparation. As a Translator/Interpreter, duties will include translation of legal forms, certificates, and declarations as well as legal interpretation at court hearings, government interviews, and with pro bono attorneys.   Legal Assistants will participate in relevant trainings, and will provide specialized trainings to staff and external parties, including attorneys. Other tasks may include corresponding with clients and government officials by phone, email and in person;  managing appointment schedules; filing deadlines and  document collection;  organizing, maintaining, and updating clients’ case files and records in physical files and case management software; payment collection/invoicing (for non-pro bono cases); mailing; assisting with special projects, as necessary.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a legal environment and/or other relevant experience working with immigrants and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and culturally competent communication skills. Respect for others and sensitivity to the needs and legal issues affecting people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all case and client information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and ability to learn immigration database/software.

Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Staff Attorney
 The Immigration Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrant clients in order to represent them in immigration removal proceedings and prepare cases for submission to USCIS, including but not limited to, applications for asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status and other forms of immigration relief, as well as family-based petitions, bond hearings, and other types of legal relief.  The majority of clients are unaccompanied children, as well as other populations in need of humanitarian protection.  S/he will also represent these children in immigration court, and family court for predicate and custody orders in relation to SIJ cases. The Immigration Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client’s case, including client intake, client communication, relevant research, drafting personal statements, preparing immigration forms, writing briefs, drafting court motions and orders, and advocacy with law enforcement and other agencies, and direct representation in court. 

Additionally, the Immigration Attorney will:

  • Assist in the supervision of a legal assistants and volunteers.
  • Assist in provision of public education in the community and collaborating with other agencies.
  • Participate as needed in program-wide and grant-specific data collection.
  • Participate in meetings with immigration legal service community-based organizations.
  • Provide legal orientations/counseling to clients and families.
  • Provide referrals to non-legal resources.
  • Coordinate with supervisor(s) on placements with pro-bono attorneys and provide support on pro- bono mentoring, technical assistance, and training as needed.

Prerequisites for the Position:

  • Juris Doctor degree with active membership in a State Bar required; Louisiana license preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (writing and speaking) required.
  • Two years or more experience practicing immigration law, or other relevant experience preferred; clinical experience will be counted.
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency proceedings preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or survivors of abuse and trauma preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to manage a substantial workload with deadline pressures.
  • Competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including interacting with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs and online database software.
  • Candidates must successfully complete required background checks and clearances.

Job Status: Full-time (Exempt), contingent upon grant funding.

 

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to ccanohr@ccano.org and agilbert@ccano.org and include in the subject line: Immigration Attorney.

Translator

Responsibilities:

  • Translation of legal documents – converting documents written in Spanish to documents written in English. Common documents include but are not limited to:
    • Birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates
    • Diplomas and school records
    • Police reports
    • Letters and affidavits
  • Originate and complete a Certification of Translation of Record for translations that require notarization;
  • Complete translations in a consistent and professional format using electronic templates;
  • Properly file and maintain records of all translations received and prepared;
  • Answer phone calls and maintain record of calls received;
  • Attend trainings when assigned by Program Director or supervisor;
  • Occasionally cover reception desk during lunch and/or when receptionist is absent;
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

This position is dependent on the needs of our client population and will operate on an on-call/as needed basis which may vary week to week.  Average expected time commitment is 2-3 days a week.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Written fluency in English and Spanish required. Professional certification in translation is highly desirable.
  • Strong and efficient computer skills; including proficiency with using templates and preparing documents in Microsoft Office for spell check, etc. and use of electronic databases;
  • Organized, with an excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to communicate well with others, including clients, attorneys, and other administrative staff members;
  • Professional phone manner, patience, and flexibility;
  • Ability to maintain effective and professional work relationships;
  • Applicants with an interest in social services, social policy and practice, or immigrant and refugee issues highly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline:  Hiring Immediately

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Rosa Cartagena at rcartagena@ccano.org

ISAIAH 43

Family Resource Coordinator
The Family Resource Coordinator is responsible working collaboratively with Isaiah 43 Program Director and Program Coordinator and associated entities to support to families and youth who participate in Isaiah 43 programs. The Family Resource Coordinator participates in operational activities including training, enrollment, and goal setting, and engages families from a strengths-based perspective to develop and implement focused support plans as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Family Resource Coordinator should have knowledge of systemic change theory, family engagement strategies, and community-based outreach and education. An ability to work harmoniously and holistically, as part of a team with staff, volunteers, clients, and partners is required. Family Resource Coordinator must demonstrate a philosophy and value base consistent with the mission and values of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, utilizing a strengths and empowerment perspective and working toward increasing the capacities of program participants with an emphasis on strengthening families. Family Resource Coordinator must be able to work effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Family Resource Coordinator must have excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, public speaking and facilitation skills, the ability to establish trust with clients and to practice motivational interviewing.  Knowledge of school and Special Education systems preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: The Family Resource Coordinator must possess a MSW, LCSW, and be licensed to practice in Louisiana.  Experience working with families is required. Must be able to travel on a regular basis to program sites and client homes within the Archdiocese as well as work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends.   

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with screening, training, enrollment, facilitation, and evaluation activities related to the implementation of Isaiah 43 programs. 
  • Develop empowering relationships with families to offer support and resources as appropriate. 
  • Work intensively with identified families to develop goals and strategies that build strength within the family. 
  • Act as liaison and advocate for families to access other programs and services.
  • Act as a liaison and resource for mentors and help them implement one-on-one mentoring activities to support mentees’ goals.
  • Develop workshop content specific to the goals of the program. 
  • Assist Program Director in evaluating program activities and outcomes. 
  • On a limited basis, provide therapeutic intervention with children and/or parents enrolled in the program.  

 

Reporting Relationship:  The Family Resource Coordinator will report to the Isaiah 43 Program Director. 

OCEAN AVE

Direct Service Worker
Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly. 

PACE, Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Driver
Under the supervision of the Director of Transportation, is responsible for the direct transportation of physically limited passengers to and from their destinations.  Position requires constant interaction with caregivers and community agencies.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED, plus one year experience transporting individuals with special mobility needs.  Requires valid Chauffeur driver’s license with good driving record.  Must be able to work effectively in a team environment and operate handicap accessible vehicles.

Essential Functions:                             

  • Effectively communicates with participants, families, staff and other agencies and departments.
  • Drives a specially equipped van to deliver physically limited persons to varied destinations. Assures that wheelchair lifts and tie down equipment are properly operated and that participants are delivered to appointments in a timely manner.
  • Follows established schedules, adjusts schedules to meet unanticipated changes, determines the safest and most efficient pick-up and delivery routes.
  • Assists passengers on and off the van in a safe and courteous manner. Deals with medical equipment and other emergencies that may arise.
  • Inspects van and maintains it in a clean, orderly and safe condition. Reports the need for maintenance.
  • Completes documentation as required.

Other duties as assigned.  

Homecare Coordinator
Under the supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services with daily oversight and direction from the RN Care Manager assigned as the team lead, the LPN Home Care Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of home care services for the PACE participants, including the coordination of all durable medical equipment. The Home Care Coordinator performs home visits, oversees home health contract providers, personal care attendant contract providers and participates in the Interdisciplinary Team. The Home Care Coordinator is also responsible for in home assessments, appropriate planning of participant care, implementing and managing care pathways, ongoing evaluation of treatment modalities and leadership for certified and unlicensed staff members in the community setting.

Qualifications:

Licensed Practical Nurse with two years of experience in geriatrics and 3 years of active nursing experience.    Must be licensed in The State of Louisiana (unencumbered),  possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license and have CPR certification.  Has the ability to function well in a team environment.

Per PACE Regulation Section 460.104:

  • As a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary team, the home health coordinator is responsible for the following:
    • Regularly informing the interdisciplinary team of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant
    • Remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers
    • Documenting changes of a participant’s condition in the participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director
  • Each home health coordinator is responsible for the following:
    • Managing a participant’s medical situations in their home environment, including coordinating therapy, durable medical equipment, and personal care services
    • Monitoring a participant’s use of medical specialists and inpatient care
    • An initial comprehensive home care assessment
    • Participation in the development of a plan of care
    • Periodic reassessments on a semi-annual basis or as a participant’s condition dictates
    • Ensuring that unscheduled reassessments take place either due to a change in participant status or at the request of the participant or designated representative

Additional Essential Functions:

  • With supervision and input from the RN Care Manager, coordinates and supervises all nursing care for participants in the nursing home, according to program standards. This includes effective interaction with other facility staff
  • With supervision and input from the RN Care Manager, manages the home care staff in conjunction with Social Services
  • With supervision and input from the RN Care Manager, coordinates, supervises, assesses competency and performance standards of PCA and home care agency providers for delivering PACE program care standards
  • Participates in the coordination of a 24 hour care delivery system
Lead Certified Nursing Assistant
Under the direct supervision of the Day Center RN and reporting to the Center Director.  Responsibilities include but not limited to personal care, non-skilled treatments, and assistance with toileting, feeding, recreational activities, and escorting participants to and from physician appointments or other services outside of the PACE GNO ADHC.  The Lead Certified Nursing Assistant is also responsible for the general oversight of all other staff Certified Nursing Assistants assigned to the Day Center.

Qualifications:

High School Diploma/GED, Current State Certified Nursing Assistant License and CPR certification.  One year experience in care of the elderly individuals at various cognitive levels, good interpersonal skills with the ability to handle unusual situations. Must be able to maneuver and operate general household equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct personal care and hygiene to participants.
  • Performs duties in a manner that assures the personal privacy and dignity of participants (i.e. HIPPA compliance).
  • Accepts all assignments with courtesy and a positive disposition.
  • Assist participants with toileting, feeding and other activities of daily living as assigned.
  • Performs non-skilled tasks as assigned as part of the established plan of care.
  • Assist in the transportation of participants for facility outings and assist in the ambulation of participants.
  • Assist with Center activities such as lunch service and or other therapies as assigned.
  • Assist in conducting group classes by managing the activities appropriate to participant’s level of functioning.
  • Participates in Morning Meetings, Interdisciplinary Team Meetings, in service training, program functions and all other required Center based meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the facility.
  • Assist participants in their homes with personal care needs when assigned.
  • Coordinates, provides oversight, and assesses competency and performance standards of Day Center CNA as well as agency CNA/PCA assigned to the Day Center.
  • Ensures adequate CNA staffing in the Day Center.
  • Responsible for completion of weekly CNA assignment schedules and the overall maintenance of the Day Center activities.
  • Provides Day Center RN and/or Center Director with routine updates on staffing issues/needs.
  • Provide a list of any/all needed Day Center supplies and give written notification to Center Director’s Assistant.
  • Provide a copy of written notification to families concerning holiday closings, the need for additional sets of clothing, etc. with the assistance of the Center Director’s Assistant.
  • Evaluates the overall needs of the Day Center and reports findings to Day Center RN and/or Center Director.
  • Establishes priorities and delegates responsibilities when necessary to maintain continuity of participant care within the Day Center area.
  • Assists in orientation of new/agency CNA by acting as a preceptor when requested.
  • Performs and completes all other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

  • Excellent to poor lighting in working environment.
  • Potential exposure to patient blood/body fluids.
  • Contact with patients under variety of circumstances i.e., irrational, hostile, grieving, actively dying
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and distractions within the work environment
  • Probability for unexpected crisis situation to occur.
Recreational Therapist
Responsible for the coordination and planning of therapeutic and recreational activities for the participants of the program.

Qualifications:

BS Degree in Recreation Therapy or related field. Minimum two years’ experience in a social or recreational program providing and coordinating services to a frail or elderly population within the past 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting. Should be able to work effectively in a term environment.

Per PACE Regulations Section 460.104:

  • As a member of the ACE Interdisciplinary team, the recreational therapist is responsible for the following:
    • Regularly informing the interdisciplinary team of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant.
    • Remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers.
    • Documenting changed of a participant’s condition in the participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director.
  • Each recreational therapist is responsible for the following:
    • An initial comprehensive assessment.
    • Participation in the development of a plan of care.
    • Periodic reassessments on a semi-annual basic or as a participant’s condition dictates.
      • Unscheduled reassessments take place either due to a change in participant status or at the request of the participant or designated representative.

Additional Essential Functions:

  • Develop specific therapeutic programs to include recreational and social activities.
  • Develop, implement and supervise the Activity Program.
  • Plan and provide both group and individual activities.
  • Serve as a resource to staff and coordinate volunteer activities at the center.

Other duties as assigned.

Social Worker
Responsible for the direct social work case management services to participants of both Adult Day Health Care Center locations.  Provides social services support to include participant screening, case management, counseling and referral and administrative duties.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work with two years experience in a health related area.  Must have the following licensure, registry or certification:  LMSW, LISW.  Should possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Position requires individual therapy skills geared to geriatric patients, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities.  Work performed includes visits to private homes of enrollees.  Position requires frequent travel in and around Jefferson Parish area. 

Essential Functions:

  • Participates in care planning and ongoing re-evaluations of participant’s case.
  • Maintains current written case management records, including periodic reassessments of program participants.
  • Provides individual and family counseling, develops and leads group counseling and activities.
  • Refers participants to appropriate community agencies or facilities, acts as a liaison with such organizations and as advocate for participants.
  • Encourages effective relationships amongst staff geared to the building and maintenance of a cohesive team.
  • Consults with and advises staff members as to the relationship of social, emotional and cultural factors to health and medical care, and as to the availability of social services in the community.
  • Participates in program and policy development of the social work component of the program.
  • Conducts periodic assessments
  • Communicates participant changes to team members
  • Participates in the coordination of a 24 hour care delivery
  • Completes all documentation in the medical record as required
  • Data management in LAST system and Client Track System
  • Participates in Outreach and Enrollment as required.
  • Assists with Participants as needed.
Social Worker Lead
This position is under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical and Day Center Services.  Responsible for the direct social work case management services for PACE participants and their caregivers.  Provides social services support to include participant screening, case management, counseling and referral.  Provides appropriate interventions, emotional support, resource information, and assistance with discharge planning and community referrals as indicated.  Able to work in diverse geriatric participant and staff populations; able to work independently and amicably in the interdisciplinary team setting.

Qualifications Per PACE Regulation Section 460.102:

Master’s Degree from an accredited School of Social Work with two years of experience in a health related area as well as one year of experience working with the geriatric population.   LCSW preferred.  Should possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Position requires individual therapy skills geared toward geriatric participants, analytical thinking and problem solving abilities.  Work to be performed includes visits to private homes of PACE enrollees and contracted facilities within the community.  Position requires frequent travel in and around greater New Orleans area. 

Per PACE Regulation Section 460.104; 460.98:

  • As a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary team, the social worker is responsible for the following:
    • Regularly informing the interdisciplinary team of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant
    • Providing clinical consultation as an active member of the interdisciplinary care
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    • Remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers
    • Documenting changes of a participant’s condition in the participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director
    • Providing routine updates to the participant’s plan of care to reflect participant/caregiver based goals and interventions
    • Attending to system dynamics of the PACE organization to foster best use of resources, effective service delivery, and participant and family satisfaction
    • Advocating for the interventions that alleviate burden and facilitate coping for the participant and caregivers
    • Ensuring compliance with practice standards and codes

Other duties as needed.

PADUA COMMUNITY SERVICES, comprehensive and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities 

Clinical Coordinator
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the development, submission, and tracking all Complex Care submissions for the consumers of Padua House and Padua Community Homes. Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing. In addition, the Clinical Coordinator must possess a current Louisiana license to practice nursing. At least one year in the field or nursing is preferred.
Coordinator/ Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional
The Coordinator/Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) is responsible for overseeing the implementation of an individual’s program plan.  This person reports to the Administrator.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

This position requires professional knowledge and skills sufficient to implement and evaluate program functioning and to stimulate program development.  It requires a high degree of interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.  This person must possess the ability to document services, prepare reports, in-service program staff, and serve as liaison with the Office for Citizen with Developmental Disabilities, Health Standards, Schools, Adult Day Healthcare, and Day Programs.  This position also requires interfacing with external providers who offer services in accordance with the Individualized Program Plan.

Essential functions

  • Chairs the admission committee and coordinates all visits, tours, and admissions into the programs.
  • Establishes and maintains professional communication with all clients, guardians/advocates/families. staff, state surveyors, community groups, volunteers
  • Chairs the Interdisciplinary Team, Admissions Committee, coordinates program tours, and markets the services of the residential programs,
  • Secures client certification within timely manner
  • Secures Representative Payee status from Social Security Administration for the programs. Submit the admission form 148 to Medicaid to generate the decision letter, and obtain the form 142 from OCDD
  • Develop person-centered plans annually and monitor programs on a quarterly basis for progress or regression,
  • Coordinate IPP meetings with guardian, ensure representation of all committee members participate,
  • Participate in IEP meetings and Staffing of day programs
  • Monitors program activity in Therap, train managers and staff on program implementation,
  • Track clients home visits and keep families aware of the 45-day leave and their financial responsibility once the leave days are exhausted,
  • Management of consultant evaluations and reports,
  • Chairs the Human Rights Committee
  • Marketing programs to ensure no client vacancies,
  • Participates in QIDP briefings with department leaders and managers no less than twice per week,
  • Manage client finances so as not to exceed $2000,
  • Ensure all programs maintain compliance with LDH- Health Standards, complete plan of corrections in the event of deficiencies,
  • Enroll all clients into proper day programs and schools
  • Maintain availability to programs during an emergency evacuation
  • Performs other duties as directed by the supervisor

Physical Demands

Physical activities moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature

  • Stand approximately 25% of the time.
  • Sit up to 66% of the time.
  • Walk up to 33% of the time.
  • Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, or crouch 20% if the time.
  • Requires the ability to talk and hear.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds at least 25% of the time.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items works with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and material.
Direct Service Worker
The Direct Service Worker is responsible for providing individualized and custodial care and supervision to clients with physical and intellectual disabilities, under the direction of the supervisor. Direct Service Workers provide supervision for clients in order to guard their safety and well-being. They also supervise active treatment program activities and community integration 

Qualification

High School Diploma/GED, valid driver license, and an acceptable accident/violation motor vehicle record.

Essential functions

  • Participate in the development and implementation of individual program plans.
  • Provide Custodial Care (lifting, bathing/assisting bathing, feeding/monitoring meal time, transferring, changing of clothes/diapers) of clients.
  • Assisting clients with daily living skills and document accordingly.
  • Administer medication if appropriate.
  • Provide assistance in monitoring client health in accordance with client’s health care plan.
  • Drive, assist, and attend to clients on visits to hospitals and various other provider services in the community.
  • Provide routine maintenance of clients’ equipment and physical plant operations:
  • Maintain client habilitation and health care equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of facility.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor, including, but not limited to: Attend and participate in staff and client related meetings, Successfully complete all required in-service training, Effectively communicate needs and concerns of clients to their supervisor/nursing department.

Physical/Environmental demands

Physical Activities: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.

  • Stand between 33% to 66% of the time.
  • Walk up to 33% of the time.
  • Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl between 33% to 66%.
  • Requires the ability to hear and talk.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds over 66% of time worked required
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

 

Environmental Demands:

  • Noise level can become loud (factory setting).
  • Minor air contamination risks (disagreeable odors).
  • Position requires working around various moving parts up to 66% of time.
  • Up to 66% of time may be in outdoor setting.
  • Exposure to various cleaning chemical up to 66% of time.
  • Risk of radiation (x-ray of clients) up to 66% of time.
  • Minor exposure to vibration, less than 33% of time.
Direct Service Worker (Ocean Avenue)
The Direct Service Worker is responsible for providing individualized and custodial care and supervision to clients with physical and intellectual disabilities, under the direction of the supervisor. Direct Service Workers provide supervision for clients in order to guard their safety and well-being. They also supervise active treatment program activities and community integration.

Qualifications:

Pass competency test, valid driver license, and an acceptable accident/violation motor vehicle record.

Essential functions:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of individual program plans.
  • Provide Custodial Care (lifting, bathing/assisting bathing, feeding/monitoring meal time, transferring, changing of clothes/diapers) of clients.
  • Assisting clients with daily living skills and document accordingly.
  • Administer medication if appropriate.
  • Provide assistance in monitoring client health in accordance with client’s health care plan.
  • Drive, assist, and attend to clients on visits to hospitals and various other provider services in the community.
  • Provide routine maintenance of clients’ equipment and physical plant operations:
  • Maintain client habilitation and health care equipment.
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety of facility.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor, including, but not limited to:
  • Attend and participate in staff and client related meetings.
  • Successfully complete all required in-service training.
  • Effectively communicate needs and concerns of clients to their supervisor/nursing department.

Physical/Environmental demands:

Physical Activities: Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.

  • Stand between 33% to 66% of the time.
  • Walk up to 33% of the time.
  • Use hands to finger, feel or handle over 66% of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl between 33% to 66%.
  • Requires the ability to hear and talk.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds over 66% of time worked required
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

Environmental Demands:

  • Noise level can become loud (factory setting).
  • Minor air contamination risks (disagreeable odors).
  • Position requires working around various moving parts up to 66% of time.
  • Up to 66% of time may be in outdoor setting.
  • Exposure to various cleaning chemical up to 66% of time.
  • Risk of radiation (x-ray of clients) up to 66% of time.
  • Minor exposure to vibration, less than 33% of time.
Maintenance Worker
 Individual possesses knowledge and ability to safety operate a vehicle with the established laws and regulation. Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with work personnel and clients. Ability to prepare/submit the required records and reports in a timely manner. Position involved transporting client to and from the assigned destination and assist clients on and off the vehicle: (walk-ons and wheelchairs). Assist with deliveries and pickups; maintains the cleanliness of the vehicle, vehicle maintenance, food transportation and performs other duties as directed by the supervisor. High School Diploma or GED. CDL or Chauffeur’s with patient endorsement.
PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (Days/Nights, 48 hours monthly)
 Responsible for assessments, documentation medication, administration, administration of prescribed treatments, care plan initiation, implementation and review, notifies supervisor/Medical Director of any changes in patient status or complications.  Communicates with clients and families as required, Attends in-serve, trainings, and maintains license and certifications as required.  Unencumbered Louisiana Practical Nursing License; at least 1 year of practical nursing experience in an medical-surgical, nursing home, or long term care setting.  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing.

PRO-LIFE SERVICES

ACCESS Coordinator
The ACCESS Coordinator is responsible for overseeing compliance with state funding sources and administrative duties for ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Centers. This position reports to the Pro-Life Services Director. This position also provides direct client services.

Skills:

  • Computer skills are required for this position including Outlook and MS Office Suite (Excel & Word).
  • This position requires attention to details and the ability to juggle a variety of diverse responsibilities as required.
  • The position requires the ability to function independently and as part of a team, along with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, or related field required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in data entry, medical billing or related field is preferred
  • Experience in customer service management a plus

Principal Activities:

  • OVERSEES and IMPLEMENTS ACCESS’s compliance with state funding sources, including the completion of monthly billing, participation in conference calls and conferences and implementation of required paperwork changes as needed.
  • Provides all client services in a professional, compassionate and nonjudgmental manner based on the individual client’s needs and in accordance with ACCESS and CCANO’s mission, philosophy, and policies. Client services include self-administered pregnancy tests, education on pregnancy-related options, Medicaid applications and community referrals.
  • SCHEDULES client appointments and conducts follow up with all clients who miss scheduled appointments. Updates client files after making follow-ups.
  • MANAGES the ACCESS Baby Bottle Campaign, handling outreach to schools and parishes and maintaining baby bottle inventory.
  • ANSWERS the telephone during office hours and provide phone assistance as appropriate.
  • PERFORMS other duties as assigned.

ST. MARY & ELIZABETH

Direct Service Worker
 Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

ST. ROSALIE

Direct Service Worker
Participate in the development and implementation of individual service plans. Assist consumers with activities of daily living, total hygiene care, lifting, changing/toileting, bathing, feeding and monitoring mealtime, and administering medication, maintain cleanliness of the program, monitor consumers at all times while on duty. In some instances driving agency vehicle. High School Diploma/Experience working with intellectually and development disabled, and elderly.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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